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Open Thread, 9/23: Padres vs Dodgers

Six more games. Thank goodness.

Thinking about Wally, I sometimes wonder what goes on when it comes to hitting philosophies. How many could there possibly be? How different could a philosophy in the front office be compared to what Wally was wanting to teach?

"Well, I want them to get on base!"

"You're crazy! I want them to score runs and drive in runs!"

"OMGWTF!? Score runs and drive in runs!?!?! ON BASE PERCENTAGE!"

or is it more like...

"I want them to choke up on the bat with 2 strikes."

"Well we want them to take pitches till they see a strike."

"I don't think our philosophies are going to mesh. You're a squid and I'm a sperm whale."

In other news, now that we're out of the race for Strasburg, I hope we spoil the Dodgers season as best we can.



San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

09/23/08 7:10 PM PDT

San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers
Will Venable - CF Matt Kemp - CF
Luis Rodriguez - SS Russell Martin - C
Brian Giles - RF Manny Ramirez - LF
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Andre Ethier - RF
Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B Nomar Garciaparra - 1B
Chase Headley - LF Casey Blake - 3B
Edgar Gonzalez - 2B Blake DeWitt - 2B
Nick Hundley - C Angel Berroa - SS
Wade LeBlanc - P Chad Billingsley - P